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Showing posts from January, 2019

Simple Sew Cocoon Dress

I had this on my Make Nine for 2019 (as yet unblogged/unposted...).  I ended up making it just before the year started - I literally finished it at 3.30pm on New Year's Eve and wore it out that night! There isn't a lot to say on this one.  It's easy to wear (which I once thought I would never say about a dress!) and I really like it. I do wonder whether this colour is right for me - it's a bit dress like a crayon / turn into a full body crayon! My arm is literally the same colour as this dress... I need to press that sleeve better! It has POCKETS, which is always excellent. All the deets: Pattern:  Simple Sew Cocoon Dress (View B) Size: 18 (ish) Adjustments:  Cut a 20, graded to 18 in the hips Added 3" length (1.5" in the bodice and 1.5" in the leg bit) Took some width out of the sides which probably took it back to an 18 all over?  Fabric used:  Canvas look Lyocell in Deep Blush from the Remnant Warehouse Like it? 

Named Rae Pants (cropped version)

As someone who pattern tested one of the garments in Named 's new book, Breaking the Pattern , they very generously sent me a copy of the book when it was released. My first make was some drapey Rae pants, which are perfect for Sydney weather and for work! My new approach to blog stuff is to have a template where I record adjustments etc which can be found at the bottom.  That makes the rest of the post until then mostly pictures :) These are made from two fabric panels I got from The Fabric Store in Sydney. I used the fabric in the opposite direction for the waistband. My main love for these relates to how well they drape and move.  I tried to post a video but it didn't work here... All the deets: Pattern:  Named Rae Pants Size:  9 Adjustments:   Graded from 9  to 8 (or possibly 7) in the hips and legs - there is a lot of ease in this pattern so i did that by eye rather than using the pattern pieces I didn't lengthen them!  I would usu

Top 5 of 2018

I am a bit late to this party but still wanted to join in! I thought I would do a mash-up post on all of the categories (noting that I tend not to do reflections and goals separately anyway). HITS Sewing more TNT and patterns - the Grainline Linden and the Paprika Patterns Jasper  (shown here with crossover collar add-on) were both definite staples.  I get sooo many compliments on the Jasper!  Other sewing - the Papercut Patterns Sapporo Coat , the Cashmerette Ames Jeans and the Cashmerette Appleton top I made are all total hits and worn a lot, especially the jeans!  The RTW fast was astonishingly easy and I consider that a roaring success.  I have mentioned before that the Facebook group wasn't really for me, but overall as a concept I was very happy with how I did.  I only bought a couple of items that weren't going to be made by me ever (waterproof pants for ski-ing anyone?) and it definitely pushed my sewing further towards the practical.   The Sewcial